Vale Takes Iconic Superstack Out of Service

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11/4/2020

Vale Takes Iconic Superstack Out of Service

Vale’s Sudbury Operations marked a historic occasion on Thursday, October 29, at the Copper Cliff Smelter Complex as the burners for the Superstack were shut down for the last time. This follows the final tie-in of the flue systems to the new Smelter’s new 450’ (137 metre) stacks during the company’s planned maintenance period this summer.

“This event marks an important milestone in our company’s history and demonstrates how the North Atlantic is contributing to Vale’s sustainability and low carbon agenda of reducing our carbon footprint by 2020 and becoming carbon neutral by 2050,” said Dino Otranto, Chief Operating Officer for Vale’s North Atlantic Operations and Asian Refineries.

By changing to two smaller and more efficient stacks, natural gas consumption is estimated to drop by nearly half, which will reduce GHG emissions from the Superstack by approximately 40%. This savings is equivalent to the average fuel consumption of approximately 2,400 homes.

At Vale we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and developing new and innovative solutions to ensure the sustainability of our operations today and in the future. The progress made through the decommissioning of our Superstack demonstrates how we are taking steps to deliver on this commitment.


Vale Takes Iconic Superstack Out of Service